|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for Hutt South
23 September 2017
|Preceded by||Trevor Mallard|
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament |
for National Party List
20 September 2014 –23 September 2017
|Born||4 September 1983|
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
|Political party|| National Party |
|Alma mater||Victoria University of Wellington|
Christopher Bishop (born 4 September 1983)is a New Zealand politician who was elected to the New Zealand parliament at the 2014 general election as a representative of the New Zealand National Party.
The 2014 New Zealand general election took place on Saturday 20 September 2014 to determine the membership of the 51st New Zealand Parliament.
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Bishop grew up in Lower Hutt and attended Eastern Hutt School primary, Hutt Intermediate School and Hutt International Boys' School in Upper Hutt.
Lower Hutt is a city in the Wellington Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Administered by the Hutt City Council, it is one of the four cities that constitute the Wellington metropolitan area.
Hutt Intermediate School (HIS) is a state intermediate school located in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The school was founded in 1948, and currently has a total number of 685 students and a teaching staff of 45.
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|New Zealand Parliament|
|2017 –present||52nd||Hutt South||40||National|
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